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United States. Congress (26th, 1st session : 1840) Africans taken in the Amistad: congressional document, containing the correspondence, & c., in relation to the captured Africans.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06138 Author/Creator: United States. Congress (26th, 1st session : 1840) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1840 Pagination: 1 v. : 48 p. ; 21.3 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: This is a reprint by the New York Anti-Slavery Depository. A note inside the cover explains that there were no copies of this Congressional document available in Washington. Contains statements and correspondence from John Forsyth (Secretary of State 1834-1841), William S. Holabird (District Attorney for the State of Connecticut during the Amistad case), A. Calderon de la Barca (envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Spain) and various others involved in the Amistad case.

Background Information:

People: Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AmistadAfrican American HistorySlave TradeSlaveryRebellionMutinyLawGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPrisoner

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